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Is relaxing your muscles important for managing stress?

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When you’re stressed, your muscles get tense. You can help loosen them up on your own and refresh your body by:

  • Stretching
  • Enjoying a massage
  • Taking a hot bath or shower
  • Getting a good night’s sleep

From: 10 Tips to Manage Stress WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Anxiety and Depression Association of America: “Tips to Manage Anxiety and Stress.”

American Heart Association: “Four Ways to Deal With Stress.”

Mayo Clinic: “Stress Management.”

HealthFinder.gov: “Manage Stress.”

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on November 3, 2016

SOURCES:

Anxiety and Depression Association of America: “Tips to Manage Anxiety and Stress.”

American Heart Association: “Four Ways to Deal With Stress.”

Mayo Clinic: “Stress Management.”

HealthFinder.gov: “Manage Stress.”

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on November 3, 2016

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